President of Prudential franchiser to retire

Real estate brief

Laurie Keenan, president of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc., a franchise network that had about 2,100 offices and 64,000 sales associates as of June 30, has announced that she will leave the company around the close of first-quarter 2009.

Keenan, who has served as president since January 2007, joined Prudential Real Estate in 1992 and earlier served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and vice president of network education and business development for the company.